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PostSubject: Re: 1981 Peavey T-40 w/OSHC   Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:32 am

kyop1975 wrote:
Is this beauty still up for sale? Is she all set up? (intonated, action, etc.) Looks as though it plays like butter. Funny thing is that I learned to play bass on this exact bass; I remember it being sooo sweet. My father sold it in the mid 80's to buy a patriot, which by the way couldn't hold a candle to this thing, but it was much lighter for him to handle during a gig.

Now I'm looking for a easy playing, affordable bass that I can use to record in my studio that will give me many different tonal possibilities....Is this bass what I'm looking for? Also...is case included?

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Kyle

Hey, Kyle! Thanks for the inquiry, but I sold this bass just before Christmas on my local Craigslist. It really is a great specimen of an early T-40. I sold it with the original molded case for $350.

Interestingly, it was my first bass, too. I mutilated mine when I was 16, and always regretted it. Good luck with your search and check the classifieds at talkbass.com. There are usually a few there.
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PostSubject: Re: 1981 Peavey T-40 w/OSHC   Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:55 pm

Is this beauty still up for sale? Is she all set up? (intonated, action, etc.) Looks as though it plays like butter. Funny thing is that I learned to play bass on this exact bass; I remember it being sooo sweet. My father sold it in the mid 80's to buy a patriot, which by the way couldn't hold a candle to this thing, but it was much lighter for him to handle during a gig.

Now I'm looking for a easy playing, affordable bass that I can use to record in my studio that will give me many different tonal possibilities....Is this bass what I'm looking for? Also...is case included?

Thanks,
Kyle
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PostSubject: Re: 1981 Peavey T-40 w/OSHC   Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:11 pm

Frank N. Peavey wrote:
I've not seen a T-60 in better than average condition locally for less than $200 lately.

I've got a local Sienna/Maple in my sights locally for $299. I don't even play guitar, but it'd be cool to have a brother/sister set for fun...
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PostSubject: Re: 1981 Peavey T-40 w/OSHC   Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:33 pm

It's really hard to say what the going price would be for a T-60 like that. I kinda track the auction results on eBay and I see what the ones available locally are going for. It's really a crap shoot. Sometimes you can get them dirt cheap and other times someone gets to bidding against you and the fever sets in. Next thing you know you've won it for more than you intended. Local shops here all use eBay to price their T's and they end up fairly expensive. I've not seen a T-60 in better than average condition locally for less than $200 lately. I've had good luck getting some of my vintage Peavey's from pawn shops and Craigslist cheap. I've also paid a little more for some at Music-Go-Round and Guitar Center. I guess it all boils down to paying what you are comfortable paying. I passed on several of my holy grail T-60s (red/rosewood/toasters) because the asking price was beyond what I wanted to give. I finally got my holy grail T, but that's another story and I think I may have started a thread on it here.

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PostSubject: Re: 1981 Peavey T-40 w/OSHC   Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:27 pm

Frank N. Peavey wrote:
Now that is one very cool bass stand you've got there. And I love the grain on that T!

Thanks! It goes for about 3/4 of a million bucks and is NOT included with the sale. I guess I should have specified. It's just not getting the exercise it needs. Hey, by the way, what do you suppose a SiennaBurst/maple fretboard T-60 with a molded case in very good condition might ought to cost? I might be looking at picking one up to match my T-40.
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PostSubject: Re: 1981 Peavey T-40 w/OSHC   Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:52 pm

Now that is one very cool bass stand you've got there. And I love the grain on that T!

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PostSubject: 1981 Peavey T-40 w/OSHC   Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:29 pm

I picked up this Peavey bass a few months ago, thinking that I'd keep it at the firehouse as a practice bass, but I can't see keeping it in it's case 20 days a month when I'm not even there. I've just picked up a Squier on CL for that.

This is a beauty with fabulous wood grain and very few dings... especially for being 30 years old. It's got new toggle switches, and a new black TUSQ nut, but it's missing the truss rod cover and the A and D saddles have a little chrome pitting...nothing that effects playability or tone.

I'm looking for $375 shipped.




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